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by moomintroll
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading
Replies: 14
Views: 3668

Re: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading

That's brilliant - thank you for that Jenny. Yes, the PISA results are also due at the end of this year... Scotland has been treading water when it comes to reading, since 2006. (and used to well above the international average before that in 2000). The results in December will show the impact, if a...
by moomintroll
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading
Replies: 14
Views: 3668

Re: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading

Thanks so much Jim - I was unaware of that income link. I also have reservations about the Harta research - but it 'sounds good' and very much fits with the ideology in Scotland at the moment. Many people won't read this doc - or get that far, sadly.
by moomintroll
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading
Replies: 14
Views: 3668

Re: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading

Thanks Maizie and Jenny for flagging this up - I have fixed the link now :D
by moomintroll
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading
Replies: 14
Views: 3668

Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading

Education Scotland have just published a new briefing on the teaching of early reading. This is a welcome development. Despite the fact that the Clackmannanshire research on phonics is internationally renowned - most schools in Scotland do not teach reading through Systematic Synthetic Phonics. :o B...
by moomintroll
Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics to be mandatory in Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 1531

Phonics to be mandatory in Australia

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/education/national-primary-curriculum-shifts-focus-to-core-skills/story-fn59nlz9-1227474939995 History and geography will be scrapped as separate subjects in the new national primary curriculum and schools will be forced to teach phonics-based reading...
by moomintroll
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Dyslexie font: does it work for children with dyslexia?
Replies: 0
Views: 2027

The Dyslexie font: does it work for children with dyslexia?

The results of a study looking at the specially designed Dyslexie font and its effectiveness for children with dyslexia, are discussed in an article published in the August 2015 MultiLit Moment Newsletter. The study was carried out by Emeritus Prof Kevin Wheldall, Dr Alison Madelaine, Dr Eva Marinus...
by moomintroll
Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Special Exam Arrangements for Dyslexia Veering Out of Contro
Replies: 1
Views: 1347

Special Exam Arrangements for Dyslexia Veering Out of Contro

https://theconversation.com/special-exam-arrangements-for-dyslexia-veering-out-of-control-43298 The new GCSE, which will be taught from September 2016, requires students to remember a number of poems and analyse at least one. Mary Meredith, a teacher and blogger who works with pupils with special le...
by moomintroll
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Labelling children 'dyslexic' could hinder teachers
Replies: 0
Views: 1970

Labelling children 'dyslexic' could hinder teachers

https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/labelling-children-dyslexic-could-hinder-teachers In our recent investigation we surveyed the beliefs of teachers in primary schools in the North-east of England in relation to supporting children who struggle with learning to read. We found that when presented with the ‘...
by moomintroll
Fri May 29, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Stanford brain wave study shows impact of phonics
Replies: 3
Views: 2653

Stanford brain wave study shows impact of phonics

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/may/reading-brain-phonics-052815.html Stanford study on brain waves shows how different teaching methods affect reading development Stanford Professor Bruce McCandliss found that beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, or phonics, increase activi...
by moomintroll
Mon May 25, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dyslexia not linked to eyesight, says study
Replies: 7
Views: 3486

Dyslexia not linked to eyesight, says study

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-32836733 Teams from Bristol and Newcastle universities carried out eye tests on more than 5,800 children and did not find any differences in the vision of those with dyslexia. This raises doubts about the value of using coloured overlays or lenses to help dyslexic...
by moomintroll
Wed May 20, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Anyone aware of Alphabet Babies
Replies: 2
Views: 1706

Re: Anyone aware of Alphabet Babies

Thank you for taking the time to have a look John - just confirms my fears... all info well hidden behind subscription service - and programme last two years... what a lot of money for schools / nurseries. :-(
by moomintroll
Tue May 19, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Anyone aware of Alphabet Babies
Replies: 2
Views: 1706

Anyone aware of Alphabet Babies

Just wondering if anyone has heard of Alphabet Babies? They have just secured a six figure investment. http://www.bqlive.co.uk/2015/05/18/six-figure-investment-for-new-alphabet-babies-launch/ Alphabet Juniors is more than a phonics programme. It is a complete language, literacy and communication pro...
by moomintroll
Mon May 18, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New non-fiction decodables by Elizabeth Nonweiler
Replies: 4
Views: 2310

Re: New non-fiction decodables by Elizabeth Nonweiler

Thanks for sharing that Susan - the books look great - so appealing! I have just bought some to show to teachers during training.:D
by moomintroll
Sat May 16, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Anne Glennie TESS article 'Bring on the reading wars'
Replies: 9
Views: 3080

Re: Anne Glennie TESS article 'Bring on the reading wars'

Thank you Maizie - great link. The Read On, Get On report for Scotland is worse, I think - actively promotes sight words... it shows why this belief is so widespread. The 'Ten Minutes a Day' mantra is very misleading I feel :-(
by moomintroll
Sat May 16, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Anne Glennie TESS article 'Bring on the reading wars'
Replies: 9
Views: 3080

Re: Anne Glennie TESS article 'Bring on the reading wars'

Just had to add this to the thread - advice from Sue Ellis on reading in this week's TES Scotland. No more ‘input-outputs’ According to Ellis, schools need access to better data on literacy focusing on what matters most – pupils’ comprehension, decoding fluency and engagement – at a point in the yea...